Qatar Charity Lays Foundation Stone for Alamal City for Displaced Syrians

  • 4 months   ago

Qatar Charity, in partnership with the Turkish IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, has laid the foundation stone for the Alamal City, which is considered to be one of the largest housing projects for internally displaced Syrians, in Suran in the northern countryside of Aleppo.


The USD 7,500,000 city will have 1400 homes, in addition to the basic educational and service facilities and infrastructure projects, for the benefit of 8,800 people.

The foundation stone laying ceremony began with signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Qatar Charity and IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation to build the residential city.

The MoU was signed by CEO of Qatar Charity Youssef Al-Kuwari and Bulent Yldrm, CEO of IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation in Kilis, a Turkish city near the border with Syria, in the presence of the Governor of Kilis, Recep Soyturk, a representative of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), and a representative of the Turkish Red Crescent.


Speaking at the signing ceremony, the CEO of Qatar Charity Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, expressed his happiness at signing this significant pact and participating in laying the foundation stone for the Alamal City, thanking the relevant Turkish bodies and the governor of Kilis for providing all facilities to implement this project, and for their continued support for Qatar Charitys projects.

"This multi-service city is a gift from the Qatari people to our Syrian brothers, and was designed guided by the 2021 Syria Humanitarian Response Plan to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals," added Al-Kuwari.

At the end of his speech, Al-Kuwari affirmed the aspirations of Qatar Charity by saying "We at Qatar Charity are continuing, with the efforts of donors and your cooperation, implementing qualitative and sustainable projects that will have a significant impact on the reconstruction and resettlement efforts for the displaced and refugees in the fields of urgent relief, food security, health, education, sustainable housing."

"The State of Qatar and the Qatari people were the first to stand by us in addressing this humanitarian crisis," said the CEO of IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation Bulent Yldrm, thanking Qatar Charity for cooperation with IHH in implementing various projects like establishing camps, medical centers and schools and sponsoring orphans and families.

During his speech at the ceremony, the Director of Projects Department at Qatar Charity Khaled Al Yafei, emphasized the importance of this large housing project, indicating it was named the Alamal City which means the city of hope, with the aim of restoring hope to its beneficiaries. He also noted the suffering of people in northern Syrian from the prolonged displacement and the increase in the need for shelter in 2021 compared to 2020, as nearly 4.7 million people require shelter and sustainable housing.

After the MoU signed between Qatar Charity and IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, the foundation stone for the Alamal City was laid in Suran in the northern countryside of Aleppo, in the presence of CEO of IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation Bulent Yldrm. Besides, the foundation stones were also laid for the citys many facilities like a mosque and schools, in addition to drilling and operating the well to drinking water for the city. (QNA)